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Band 7 Clinical Lead - Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to service review, we are seeking a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to work within our close-knit and friendly team of therapists.

We have an opportunity for a competent Dysphagia practitioner to join our skilled team.

This role will be primarily focused on early assessment and intervention of communication and swallowing needs on AMU and urgent care areas but will also work in other acute wards, supporting the wider caseload.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading change in the service, becoming an integral member of the urgent care teams, developing education and training to the wider Multidisciplinary team to ensure referrals into Speech and Language Therapy are both timely and appropriate.

Main duties of the job

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About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

Dudley Group offer many opportunities for our staff to develop and grow within their roles through our Learning & OD department. These include topics such as communication, wellbeing, team development, cultural competency, and values, plus much more. For those in a Management/Leadership role, there are additional programmes to support you to develop the skills you need. These include our Managers Essentials Programme and a Leadership Programme that all managers will attend as part of your Dudley Managers Induction. Our Learning Prospectus is a great way to discover the details behind what's available for you here at The Dudley Group

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy or equivalent
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of attendance on specialist short courses
  • Post graduate dysphagia training internal or external course


  • MSc in specialist area or working towards higher education learning
  • Practice Educators qualification



  • Post graduate dysphagia experience and ability to manage complex cases independently
  • Experience of managing highly complex cases
  • Experience of multi disciplinary working
  • Extensive relevant clinical experience at post graduate level
  • Evidence of attendance on specialist short courses
  • Relevant post-graduate clinical work and CPD at a senior level
  • Commitment to personal and team development


  • Leadership Training
  • Experience of teaching and supervising undergraduate students
  • Experience of audit and research



  • Organisation and time management skills
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for role/profession
  • Ability to reflect upon and critically appraise staff and own performance
  • Able to organise and delegate workload
  • Ability to manage own workload and determine priorities
  • Values and behaviours that reflect the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility
  • Able to provide safe, caring, and effective services


  • Publication in appropriate journals

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Russells Hall Hospital

Pensnett Road



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